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Auction 147, Lot 486

"Transilvania", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Romania & Hungary

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 2.9 inches
10.4 x 7.4 cm
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Attractive miniature map of Romania and Hungary and the surrounding region. The tiny map is filled with place names, each symbolized by a tiny castle and pictorial depictions of the mountainous countryside. Pietro Maria Marchetti produced the second pocket atlas based on Abraham Ortelius' folio Theatrum. It is often referred to as the plagiarized version of the Epitome. The copper plates are closely copied from those of Philip Galle's 1593 Italian edition. On a full sheet of Italian text measuring 5.5 x 7.6".

References: King (2nd Edition) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with marginal soiling and a light damp stain along bottom edge of sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/20/2013